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Blog: Reverse culture shock after China study abroad

Blog: Reverse culture shock after China study abroad

By Ben Spock, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Blogs

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. I won’t soon forget my experience standing in line at the McDonald’s in the Chicago O’Hare Airport. I had a layover in Chicago during my trip between Shanghai and Pittsburgh after studying abroad in China for two months. I was about to or...

Berlin internship proves stereotypes wrong

Berlin internship proves stereotypes wrong

By Maggie Koontz, Senior Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Top Stories

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. On the very first day of my writing internship at tbd*, a social business startup in Berlin that connects people with employment resources, I stepped through the door and I was immediately greeted by my bosses and ...

New Year’s traditions around the world

New Year’s traditions around the world

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

December 10, 2018


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Here in America, the nation tunes in to watch the ball drop at midnight from Times Square, other nations celebrate the new year with their own traditions.

First days in Florence

First days in Florence

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

September 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I decided to study abroad when the Italian culture charmed me during mandatory language classes in high school. A land with more than 1,000 years of history and each corner with its own distinct culture, I wanted more than anything to live and learn in Italy.

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